Obama Skips Aunt’s Funeral; Goes Golfing Instead

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obama-golf-golfPresident Obama did not attend the funeral of his late aunt Zeituni Onyango. Instead, he went golfing.

TheĀ New York Times reports:

After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall.

Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the president did not attend, as he was golfing.

The paper notes that the president has kept his distance from his family:

As president, Mr. Obama has kept his distance from, and even failed to acknowledge, members of this eclectic clan. In the time-honored tradition of eccentric presidential relatives, the assorted Obamas have faced deportation and drunken-driving charges, started Obama-branded foundations and written memoirs.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I imagine his advisors suggested he would have been criticized for attending the funeral; he is the president of the USA to which has sworn, she was a foreign citizen who also had a few troubles with her US visa paperwork.

  2. I imagine his advisors suggested he would have been criticized for attending the funeral; he is the president of the USA to which has sworn, she is a foreign citizen who also had a few troubles with her US visa paperwork.

  3. Why keep pace with the soul when you can pace your own foundation of lapsed greed? I guess its not a major issue. Trust is not a patriatige of limited value.

    Never Again.

  4. At least he is consistent: Obama treats large segments of his fellow Americans like he treats his “family” — in both cases he gives them the cold shoulder.

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